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Monday, October 15, 2012

Blog the Change for Animals: Healthy Treats

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Today is Blog the Change for Animals and I’d like to take this time to talk about something important - feeding healthy treats to our furry friends.

Lately, there are many (too many) recalls of dog treats and warnings of not giving treats made in China to our dogs, as there has been a reported high (too high) number of dogs becoming sick and many even dying after ingesting treats in question. The FDA is looking into cases reported, but until all treats in question are actually pulled from the shelves of stores, our pets remain in possible grave danger.

In an effort to help spread the word and hopefully prevent any more pets from dying and getting sick, we’ d like to share a few very informative websites and some great homemade safe treat recipes for our furkids.

Here are some important pages to follow:

Here are some links to healthy, homemade treats:

Pumpkin Maple Cookies by FiveSibes™ (us!):

Sugar, the Golden Retriever's website has lots of recipes and co-host the Tasty Tuesday blog hop!

Kol's Notes has some yummy recipes and co-host the Tasty Tuesday blog hops!

Homemade Chicken Jerky by GonetotheSnowdogs

I've also added quite a few great canine cookbooks to my personal library that offer a plethora of tasty treat recipe for our furkids that I am having fun whipping up for my Sibe taste testers. A worthwhile investment, indeed. 

Together, if we continue to share information and recipes in the hopes that no other dog is ever sickened by treats again. We can Be the Change for Animals.


  1. Woof! Woof! Lots of Golden Thanks. Yes for homemade doggie treats. Make sure to add this post on tomorrow's Tasty Tuesday hop. Our recipe page is due for a re-design and updated list (there are lots of missing recipes.) It's on our list to do and hopefully will be done by the end of the month.
    Woof! Woof! to your Pumpkin recipe. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  2. We're almost afraid to buy anything at all for our pets. I refuse to buy any treats or food that has any ties to China. And do you realize how hard it is to even find a toy that wasn't made in China?

  3. It's scary to think you might be trying to treat your dog and end up killing them instead. It is very sad.


  4. Such a scary thing. Hopefully people will realize that they can't just feed their little dogs anything. I am so impressed with folks who make their own food too!

  5. Great post, Five Sibes. We have had a lot of the recipes from your links. Homemade is best:)

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  6. What a fantastic post! Healthy treats are very near and dear to my puggley heart. It's so scary all the bad treats that are on the market. (PS - thank you for woofing about our blog. We love to make tasty treats!)

  7. Thanks for the very informative post! Mom is thinking to start making her own treats, after reading one too many recall cases.

    Togo, Tagar & Gamby

  8. You've gathered such fabulous resources on a topic that is frightening indeed. Thanks for being so thorough and I'll be sure to check out the links I don't already follow.

    I don't know if it helps, but at least 5 of us at Be the Change for Animals feed our dogs from The Honest Kitchen. It's a human grade dog food made in a human grade plant from responsibly farm raised or wild caught meat sources that are hormone and antibiotic free. It's perfect for me because - unless Amy and I are putting treats together for a fun blog post - I cook next to nothing... even for humans. LOL.

    Thanks so much for Blogging the Change!

    Kim Clune
    Director: http://BetheChangeforAnimals.com
    Blogger: http://thisonewildlife.com

  9. Thank you so much for putting all of these resources together - so useful!

    Be the Change for Animals
    I Still Want More Puppies

  10. Thanks for your post on pet food being careful when choosing food. It's a subject I write about often, since we have so many recalls and irresponsible retailers that won't pull bad products like Chicken Jerky treats off their shelves so dogs stop getting sick and dying. I have been a home cook for my dogs for more than 15 years and it is fun to make homemade treats! Thanks for the recipe =)

  11. Nice post . Very help ful and informatic. This is incredibly amazing, I cannot imagine the world without genius people who keep on giving the world something to be amazed about.
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  12. Salmon and sweet potato recipe look like a good food with many good ingredients. It looks like there is good protein from the salmon and good complex carbohydrates from the sweet potatoes. Many dogs should do well on this food. Salmon and sweet potato dog food